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Oil light on dashboard illuminated very briefly ONE TIME at around 16,000 miles.
Noticed smoke billowing from exhaust on cold starts beginning several days after light illuminated.
I could see sludge on oil cap - the sludge consisted of hard black gobs of oil. (of course, never having heard of sludge, I did not know what this was at the time).
Noticed sudden high consumption of oil (used over two quarts in a 400 mile trip).
I "fortunately" caught my sludge early and was charged "only" $3,300 for dismantling the engine, cleaning out the sludge, and putting it all back together again. About two-thirds of the cost was labor. I have heard of other repair estimates as high as $8,500, probably because of engine damage.
Here is a link to a news article that was written about sludge in Toyotas.
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